Saturday, July 24, 2010

MOLLY AND HER GOLDEN PUPS...IN ALL THEIR GLORY!

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!!!
MAXMOM here...
Here they are...
Seven beautiful Golden puppies!
They were born in the early hours of yesterday morning...
Aren't they too sweet for words!

Oh yes, I nearly forgot...
Hello there to all my friends from across the world!

It's been great excitement this end...
We got to go and visit "Molly" and her brand new puppies!!
Isn't 'mommy' absolutely beautiful!?!

You might ask...
Who is Molly?
Well Molly is the Golden mother of these beautiful pups!
She is the Granddaughter of "Sherry" who is Maxdog's mother.
These dear little puppies therefore have a little something in them that sniffs of my own darling
"Maxdog"
Oh, they are so sweet!!!
All of them are well and sucking happily with their wonderful mother in attendance...
Molly came to greet us when we arrived and proceded to 'show' us her new brood. 
She really is a beautifully natured Golden retriever and bowled me over with her facial expressions which reminded me so much of Maxdog...
I got a real lump in my throat when watching dear, beautiful Molly...
she is a fantastic Golden mother!!!
Whilst we were visiting, Zena (Maxdog's breeder) showed us a picture of one of Maxdog's own puppies - Indianna - who was a breed champion in her time.
Unfortunately Indianna crossed to the Rainbow bridge this year. 
But her memory lives on...
Now...
this little pup (below) is 'Flannigan'...
the father of all these new puppies!
 He's all grown up today and I should also be meeting him sometime in the weeks ahead.
But here he is - as a pup himself!...
As for Molly...
Looking after a healthy brood is hard work...
...but she cleans them and watches over them very carefully...
She is so sweet and allowed me to touch her puppies.
She loved the attention I gave her as well...

I just loved the next picture...
(sorry it's slightly out of focus.)
Whew!...they make such a sweet noise when they are suckling..
Their tummies are full and they are ALL happy!...
Congratulations on your beautiful puppies, Molly!!!
I am really looking forward to maybe choosing one soon!
Congratulations also go to Zena and Alan, the breeders of all these beautiful goldens at...
RUFFITWOOD GOLDEN RETRIEVERS

Thank you so much for allowing me to visit today.
Thanks to you all, I now have
GOLDEN FEVER!
The next 6-8 weeks are going to pass very slowly, I just know it!
Sending lotsaluv to you all...

48 comments:

Petey said...

Ah, reading that post and seeing how much Molly looks like her Uncle Max, I was just hoping that one of her pups might find it's way home with you! Hooray! We'll look forward to reading progress reports and watching the pups grow!!!

Your pal,

Petey

Samantha said...

What beautiful puppies! We followed Avalon's birth from the time we met her pregnant Mom, Sport, so I know just how excited you must be! And Molly has a LOT of Max's "look" about her - amazing! What a wonderful mom she is - 7 healthy puppers! They will grow so fast! We are so happy for you - happy times!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Av

Sam said...

We are so excited for you! We look forward to lots of updates on the pups. How lucky you are be able to keep a little bit of Maxdog close to you!

Sam (and Aaron and Christine!)

George the Lad said...

Wow that's alot of pups, and a good mother to, looking forward to the updates, and how you go about picking one out!
See Yea George and Jan xxx

Benny and Lily said...

They are beautiful. Are you ready to babysit King Toffee?
Happee Saturday
Benny & Lily

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You've given me an "aaaaaawwwwww" moment at the start of my day--THANKS for that!! :-) They are just so very precious Caryl!!

Ms. ~K said...

A "Litter of Love" for sure!
My 3rd Golden was named Molly!

Thanks for the smiles!
xoxoxo

Sheila and Bob said...

There is nothing, and we mean NOTHING in the world as sweet as Golden Puppies.

Sheila & Bob

Heather and Ellie said...

They are adorable! Did you get a sense of which one to pick while you were there?? It seems like it will be a really hard decision....only picking one :)

Molly does look a lot like Max! A darker color, but she has the same ears, nose, and her eyes look a lot like him too. I love her little cowlick stripe on her nose!

Tessa the Maltese said...

OMD! I am just THRILLED for you Caryl! Those pups and Mom all look beautiful!

I cannot wait for your choice of pup and pictures to come.

Will you show her?

Have a Fantastic Weekend!

Hugs, Blu and Tessa too

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Loved seeing Molly and she does indeed look like your beloved Max in her expressions. What a beautiful litter-makes me want to go get a puppy. Your den will be complete again when you get your new girl.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Noreen & Reggie dog

rottrover said...

AAAAWWWWWWWW! And yes, Molly does have the Maxdog expression. One day at a time, Caryl :-)

(and Sheila and Bob, rottenweiler puppies pre pretty darned cute, too ;-)

Minna Krebs said...

What a beautiful mother Molly is! I don't believe I have ever seen such young little Goldens...they are too precious for words.

What a very.special connection to your dear Max, to be able to select a puppy that is truly part of HIS family. I look forward to watching this new 'love story' unfold!

MinnaK

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What beautiful puppies!! Mom here has tears in her eyes. Molly is so beautiful! Those puppies are so very sweet. Waiting is going to be hard! I was at Alex's birth althought at the time I didn't know which puppy I was going to pick out of the six. I went to see them almost everyday for 8 weeks. This is exciting and I'm so happy for you!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Maggie Mae said...

Molly and her babies is so beautifuls! I do hopes that you gets one of thems! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, amazing how much we can see of Max in Molly. She IS a wonderful mother, and it speaks volumes that she allows you to touch her little ones. Let's hope the time flies and a little bit of gold comes into your lives soon.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Scout 'n Freyja said...

I can hear them suckling and smell the puppy breath all the way to Michigan! I can't even begin to imagine how you felt when you saw those little 'sausage' babies. Won't it be fun to start an album of photos for your new baby beginning with the day after birth! Oooooo, you are SO lucky! Now I want a puppy but I have to be practical - not yet...sigh.

hugs to all, mimi and the gang

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Molly reminds us so much of Max!! And what beautiful puppies. We can hardly wait to see which one is yours.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

caboval said...

Oh my! So its true!!! You have the Golden fever!!!! What a treat to be able to pick from Maxs background!!!! And oh sweet Molly, I can see some of Max there in her expressions!!!! We are so happy for you!!!! Yes, then next few weeks are going to go slow augh!!!!!! We will keep you company friend! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Wow!

Khousin Merdie and I are in awe of how much her expressions look like MaxDog!

Thanks fur sharing all the golden beaWOOty!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The Thundering Herd said...

We could smell the puppy breath from here.

Piappies World said...

Thanks so much for sharing us the photos of Molly and her beautiful pups! We see the Max in her and it is amazing. We have our paws crossed that one of them will find his/ her furever home with you, Tammy and King Toffee! Weeeee

Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

the booker man said...

caryl,
it has been a busy week for me, and i am just now catching up on your blog. i am excited for you as you prepare to bring a little golden pup home! it is amazing how much molly resembles max. picture #5 blew me away...it was like i was looking at max with slightly more golden/reddish fur!
i also love the portrait of max that amanda lim had commissioned for you. beautiful!

Jacqueline said...

They are all so precious, just gorgeous babies, Caryl!...I understand your excitement and definitely see a resemblance between Max and Molly; I can't wait to see which one picks you and find out all about it=any name ideas yet?...What fun and love you have in store for you as you bring a part of Max home soon!...Big hugs!

Marg said...

Oh my that is so exciting, Molly with all those gorgeous puppies and one of them is coming home with you. That is fantastic. I bet six weeks is going to be a long time for you. Can't wait to hear all about it and see pictures of the puppy.
Take care and have a good one.

KT and Lady said...

OMD!! Even before I read your words I saw Max looking out at me with a bood of pups (you know what I mean). We are Soooooo happy for you that a new puppy will be coming your way with a little sprinkle of Max in them. Look forward to watching the little pooper grow up.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

It sounds like there is serious excitement in store!!!!! Molly is just beautiful and her smile very much reminds us of Max too!

We are hoping for regular updates!

Mrs. JP said...

So cute. I hope that you have visiting privileges so you can watch the one you want. You got some great pictures. Molly is a love for sure.

houndstooth said...

Isn't it wonderful to have something so exciting to look forward to after a loss? I remember after Treat passed away, how lost I felt, and then after we made the decision to visit the kennel, that thought was so exciting! Waiting two or three weeks for Bunny to go through her spay surgery and be ready to come home with us was almost too much for me! I'd go crazy in six to eight weeks! Here's hoping they pass quickly! I'm so happy for you!

Lorenza said...

Molly and her puppies are adorable!
I can't wait to see more of them and to know who is going home with you!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh my these pictures made me feel all warm inside. I have missed posts with being away and didnt realise you were getting a puppy, how so very special.. The gorgeous mum and her darling puppies. Beautiful.. Hugs GJ and Carol x

mayziegal said...

Ahhhhh...puppiness! (That's puppy and happiness all in one word.) What a Msot Wonderful mommy Molly is. I luvs the sweet, gentle expression in her eyes.

All my toes are crossed that one of those puppies is lucky enough to come home with you!

Wiggles & WAgs,
Mayzie

The Life of Riley said...

Mum and I are so happy for you!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Molly is a beautiful mommy and her pups are just beautiful! We are thrilled for you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

sprinkles said...

After reading yesteray's post, I kept thinking about it for the rest of the day. How special it would be for you to have one of these puppies! It would almost be like having Max back with you! I really hope that it works out for you to have one of these adorable puppies.

A MilShelb Mom said...

Awww such sweet puppies... and their little feet! I just love the tiny paws. :)
~Maggie

Emma Rose said...

We are doing the "happy dance" here because it is all so exciting!

Kisses,
Emma Rose

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The place called "world"
is mysterious to my ears.
It was so dark and silent
and now I hear soft "cooos."
I smelled a hand reach down
so softly
it touched my nose
the smell seemed familiar
and then it stroked my head
that touch felt so familiar
and now that gentle hand
as it softly rubs my ears...
i don't want it to stop.
I heard a whisper
i wonder what the words said
i heard a sighhh,,,,
the sighhh sounded familiar
i heard a heart beat
to the rhythm of mine
the beat was so familiar
i want to open my eyes
i want to see
i want to look into the eyes
of who is looking at me

love
tweedles

Bouncing Bertie said...

What I have learned this year: That puppies grow very quickly! And of course that they are totally gorgeous at every stage (although I didn't get to see Bertie until he was 4 weeks old).
So looking forward (with fingers crossed) to seeing how this new story unfolds.
Cheers, Gail.

Priscilla said...

The puppies are beautiful! They remind us of when Eva was born and we had to take care of her. They are so cute when they're babies!!

We do hope you get one of Molly's puppies soon so Tammy and Toffee can have a puppy to play with!

Mango said...

Molly must be totally exhausted with all those little puppies wanting foodables from her all the time. She looks like she is being a good sport about it.

Slobbers,
mango

Sierra Rose said...

Oh! We are big big smiles over here. Molly is a blessing! Such characteristics of dear Max, and you can see her deep affection for her pups :)
Lovely post! Keep us posted on the puppies :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Huskee and Hershey said...

Molly is a beautiful Golden.. she has such soft, gentle eyes!! Her pups are all lovely.. can't get enough of their cute rounded bellies! In no time, those pups will grown into playful doggies! I love the pic of the suckling pup too.. how sweet!

It'd be really nice if you do end up bringing one (or two?? :P) of those pups home! How nice it is to have a part of Max again in your life... Tammy may like to have some company too!

XOXO...

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

It would be very special indeed to have a puppy with a sniff of Max in him/her. They are absolutely adorable.

TK and Squashies said...

We are so glad to hear of your "Golden Fever". We hope one of these litle dears can heal some pain and fill a little of the hole. I'm sure Max would want that, he loves you so.
Once again we have tears, but now they are tears of hope, of life renewed.
We purrs for you, for Molly and the pups.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! How neat is that ... sure exciting to be able to follow the puppies birth. Wishing you Lots of Golden Fever. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

MySpecialDoggies said...

What a beautiful doggie Molly is - your pictures remind me of when my Neeli was born and our visits to see her mom Echo & dad Bob and the "kids". The 8 weeks will go by quickly - and soon you'll be graced with the presence of a beautiful little puppy. Neeli and Apples send their licks & wags to Molly and her pups!

Nadine Apples & Neeli

Kari said...

Molly is just beautiful! As you visit the puppies over the coming weeks,we know that one of them will pick you to be their mum and dad. God bless all.